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BOJ holds more than 40% of Japanese govt bonds

Central bank's rising stake raises concern it will run out of willing sellers to supply it with bonds to buy
Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 05:50

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The BOJ snapped up 2.1 trillion yen of five- to 10-year Japanese government bonds between Feb 3 and Feb 8, a record for that maturity band since Mr Kuroda (left) started his mega-stimulus in April 2013.

Tokyo

GOVERNOR Haruhiko Kuroda once chuckled that the Bank of Japan (BOJ) had only gobbled up half as much in government bonds as the Bank of England once did. It soon won't be a laughing matter.

The BOJ holds more than 40 per cent of Japanese government bonds, according to data

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